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Thread: Making a good artist Resume
January 21st, 2010 #1
Making a good artist Resume
Hey guys, I was just curious about how an artists who is applying for an in house concept art job should go about making their resume. Especially if they don't have much previous art industry experience. I understand your portfolio is 9/10s of the reason you get hired but I'm sure your resume also needs to look good. If anyone has some experience with making a good resume or has any links to threads or tutorials about how to make a good resume I'd really appreciate it.
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January 21st, 2010 #2
List your previous job experience? I'm not sure what you're really wanting... if you don't have anything to put in your resume, you simply don't have anything, there's nothing you can do to help that. You'll just have to rely on the strength of your portfolio.
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January 22nd, 2010 #3
List what software you know how to use and how well, and classes you've taken (perhaps about specific things). If you have formal training how to set-up storyboards for instance... (if that relates to the job you're applying for)
Previous job experience even if it isn't art.... because sometimes it's nice to know the person has actually worked before.
Whether they read it or not making the resume is at the very least practice for things you might bring up in the interview yourself or be asked on.
Of the two places I've been hired to do art for... the first was very HR run and read my resume off even during the interview (later asking for very detailed reference contacts)... the second much better company jokingly admits that they never even read my resume.
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February 15th, 2010 #4